How to use Inflorescences in a sentence
I, Branch with male (a) and female (b) inflorescences; 2, bract with three male flowers; 3, bract with three female flowers; 4, infrutescence; 5, fruit.
Anton Kerner has shown that crowded inflorescences such as those of Compositae and Umbelliferae are especially adapted for geitonogamy.
The minute flowers are arranged in spikelets somewhat as in grasses, and these again in larger spike-like or panicled inflorescences.
In the conifers proper the female reproductive organs have the form of cones, which may be styled flowers or inflorescences according to different interpretations of their morphology.
The male and female inflorescences have the form of simple or paniculate spikes.Advertisement
Numerous circular pits occur on the concentric ridges of the depressed and wrinkled crown, marking the position of former inflorescences borne in the leaf-axil at different stages in the growth of the plant.
A third series of inflorescences, termed mixed, may be recognized.
According to the mode and degree of development of the lateral shoots and also of the bracts, various forms of both inflorescences result.
Lastly, we have what are called compound indefinite inflorescences.
Compound definite inflorescences are by no means common, but in Streptocarpus polyanthus and in several calceolarias we probably have examples.Advertisement
Forms of inflorescence occur, in which both the definite and indefinite types are represented - mixed inflorescences.
The female inflorescences vary considerably in organization; in some species the axis of the spike bears solitary ovules, each accompanied by a few bracts, while in others the lateral appendages are catkins, each containing from two to several ovules.
There is good evidence that many of the seeds belonged to Cordaitales, especially those seeds which had a flattened form, such as Cardiocarpus, Cycadinocarpus, Samaropsis, &c. Seeds of this kind have been found in connexion with the Cordaianthus inflorescences; the winged seeds'of Samaropsis, borne on long pedicels, are attributed by Grand' Eury to the genus Dorycordaites.
Some of the fossils referred to the genus Kaidocarpon, and originally described as monocotyledonous inflorescences, are undoubted Araucarian cones; other cones of the same type have been placed in the genus Cycadeostrobus and referred to Cycads.
Plants can grow quite large and produce dozens of large purple inflorescences on stalks about 1 m tall.Advertisement
The flowers of the plant are terminal inflorescences which develop into large heads of glossy small, round grain.
The dodder is a genus (Cuscuta) of leafless parasites with slender thread-like twining stems. The flowers stand singly in the leaf-axils or form few or many flowered cymose inflorescences; the flowers are sometimes crowded into small heads.
Flowers are with splashes of pink and are born terminally on several-flowered racemes, cymes, or corymbose inflorescences.
The leaves are greyish, the white, fragrant flowers borne in terminal inflorescences in August.